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RM Williams Boots at Golden Boot

In 1932, Mr. Reginald Murray Williams handcrafted his first pair of leather shoes.

RM_Williams_BootsMade from one piece of leather, with a single seam at the back, they’re made the
same way today through over 80 hand-held processes in the factory in Adelaide, Australia.

The design concept came from a desire to create a boot that could endure long, exhausting days in the unforgiving Australian outback. These are built to last and are always made by hand with the finest leathers and goodyear welting.

Despite not being in the Australian outback, they’ve become one of those iconic brands at the Golden Boot. Although having a broader, more varied customer than Jeffery West, they have a certain feel about them, and a surprising versatility.

I’d imagine them on the feet of a check shirt and battered jeans wearing man. As the heat rises and the dust settles, the deep-set creases in his brow tell tales of long days and endless nights. His hands as tough as his old RM Williams boots…but apparently, city dudes love these too. The stories are more train station, court-room or building site based, but they’re loved all the same.

Our collection includes the Comfort Craftsman, and Stockyard boots. They come in various leathers and suede, and look great with basically everything. In the 40s and 50s, RM Williams introduced a range of clothing, some of which we stock in the shop too. Choose from classic shirts, plaited belts, wallets, wash bags, socks and leather after-care products. Pay us a visit and take home your own piece of Australia!

Our very own Ed, who holds the fort at Golden Boot and loves any DIY project he can get his hands on, swears by his Stockyard boots.

They really have been through the wars, and made it through the huge project, that was building a new women’s department, and they’re only now starting to get a little tired. Fear not though Ed! RM Williams offer a repair service. They’ll  be sent back for them to be re-soled, re-stitched and re-buffed, ready for them to ‘be sent back into the world by the hands that made them’. How ideal! Check out the videos to find out more, although I challenge you not to read the rest of this blog in an Australian accent if you do…

This is the Comfort Craftsman in mid-brown suede.

It has a rubber sole and two pull tugs, making them easy to slip on and off. The cushioned microfiber inner sole make them ultra comfortable and breathable, and this pair comes with a free suede brush, so you can keep them in tip-top shape.

This other style is the Craftsman ‘Yearling’ boot.

Crafted in the same shape, but made with a classic leather sole, these guys are timeless, sleek and super smart.

Craftsman sole

Craftsman sole

They also come with a tin of Stockman’s polish, as that leather needs some love. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again. And as an added bonus, there’s FREE UK delivery on all RM Williams boots ! The team in the men’s department at GB really know their stuff, and if you’re concerned about fitting, then pop in, have a coffee and a chat and try a few pairs on.

Until next time…mate.

Craftsman sole

Craftsman sole

 

 

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RM Williams Boot Repairs

rmw logoRM Williams boots are renown for being boots you can rely on that are built to last. With every wear you add character to your boots the more your wear them the better they look!

There comes a time however, when your old faithfuls will need a bit of a TLC.

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

That is where The Golden Boot can help! We send your boots back to RM Williams on your behalf for repair.

Most boots can be repaired, the only possible exception would be boots where the leather is torn through. If you’re unsure about your boots, just e mail a picture through and we can let you know, mens@thegoldenboot.co.uk

If you are local, you can bring your boots into our Men’s shop or if not, send them to us. Remember to include details of the repair you require and your full contact details (name, address, e mail and telephone number)

As most of the repairs are done by hand, the lead time for RM Williams repairs is approximately 4-6 weeks.

Once we receive your boots back from RM Williams, we will contact you for payment details. If it is not convenient for you to collect, don’t worry, we can send them back to you by courier (£5.00 postage charge)

REPAIRS PRICE LIST

Full refurbishment of long sole and heel – £100

Elastic gusset replacement – £18 each or all four for £72

Heel Tabs – £12

Heels repair only – £25

The boots come back fully polished and dressed. To keep your boots in tip top condition before and after repair, use either Saddle&Leather Dressing or Stockmans Polish to protect and preserve the leather and to cover scuffs.

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

We hope we’ve covered everything but if you have any questions at all just give our Men’s team a  call on 01622 752349. Or alternatively send an email to sales@thegoldenboot.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney

Our new men’s window display is dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney, grandson of the company’s founder, Joseph Cheaney. IMG_1802Joseph Humfrey Cheaney (sometimes referred to as “Dick”)  joined the company in 1930 and stayed until his retirement in 1981. The new Aviator collection was designed to commemorate his service in the Second World War when he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. (more…)

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Male Must Haves

Christmas is fast approaching, and men can be very tough to buy for. So, whether buying for your partner or yourself, for casual wear, work or a special occasion, The Golden Boot has got it all. We’ve made shopping this Christmas even easier with our 5 best sellers, which are sure to top every mans wish list.

 

Panama Jack

At number 1: We have the ultimate winter weatherproof boot: the Panama Jack Amur. The Gore-Tex waterproof lining and rugged and durable sole unit is perfect for the active outdoor man. The excellent grip and cushioned removable insole will leave you with no excuse not to challenge the trek to work when the winter weather takes its toll. Whatever downpours and snowfalls this Christmas brings, this boot will not leave you stuck inside.

 

Anatomic GelNumber 2: For a smarter alternative to a winter boot, the Anatomic Gel Chelsea Boot: Cordoso, will provide you with ultimate comfort and maximum style points. The full leather lining and light and flexible sole unit provide extra comfort designed to be worn all day long.

 

 

Number 3: There is no other way to make a statement at your work Christmas party than a pair of Jeffery Wests. They will brighten up any winter day. This monk strap styling in burgundy colourings, is very on trend and is perfect for the fashion conscious man.

Jeffery West

Merrell

Number 4: If your primary concerns are comfort and practicality, you need look no further than Merrells winter casual trainer style shoe. The shoe features water and abrasion resistant oiled leathers, a breathable mesh lining to prevent odour, and a hardwearing outer sole for the active outdoor man, guaranteed to keep you on your feet on an icy walk.

 

Loake

Last but certainly not least: This brogue from Loake, can be dressed up or down, for work or play. The traditional styling is perfect for any man, and the unusual chestnut colour is complimented with a navy suit or a casual pair for jeans.

 

 

Don’t forget our free gift wrapping service, making your Christmas shopping even easier.

 

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How to wear your Panama Jack Aviator boots

The clocks have turned back; it is officially the end of British summer time. The temperature has dropped, the rain is pouring and the leaves have fallen. The Golden Boot’s fantastic selection of boots will keep you looking stylish, dry and warm in a predictable wet winter.

With shearling a key trend for this A/W14, the rugged Panama Aviator boots are both practical and stylish. Here are our top tips on how to wear your new Panama Jack boots.

For the ladies, the casual styling of the Panama Jack Aviator boots look great teamed with a pair of skinny jeans, a chunky knit jumper and a fur shawl. Wrap up extra warm with a waxed Barbour jacket for the ultimate country look whilst on a crisp winters dog walk. Team your outfit with our Dubarry saddle-bag (Clara, £129), to hold all your essentials and add a touch of glam with a woollen fedora hat, a key fashion item this A/W14.

how to wear pj

For the men, we’ve got everything you need to style your Panama Jack Aviator boot, right here in The Golden Boot. To opt for a country casual look, pair the boot, with our Barbour shirt and blazer, and finish the outfit with a classic tartan scarf and cord flat cap to keep warm on a winters day.

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Click on the links, to shop the look, but be quick! Panama Jack is one of our most popular brands and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed.

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Geox Red Bull Formula 1 Shoes

 Geox and Red Bull have collaborated to design high performance footwear suitable for F1 conditions which is avaliable to buy from The Golden Boot.


Geox are official partners to the Red Bull F1 team and provide all of their racing footwear. The famous brand have used all their technolgical know how and experience of the extreme conditions associated with the sport to make the same high performace technolgy avaliable to our customers. This means that the two replica styles that we stock really do follow all the strict standards as the shoes worn by Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber while racing.

The brand collaboration has used both collabortaion and research to produce footwear that is built to cope with high temperatures, tension and extreme driving. In fact Geox U221GM F1 Redbull is the first fully breatable racing boot ever produced.

Both styles in the specialist range are made from Kangaroo leather which is chosen for it’s maleable qualiaties. The lightweight leather fits like a glove against the foot for the ultimate comfortable experience but remains hard wearing and durable.

In compliance with FIA, all F1 boots have to be fireproof and so both these Geox styles avaliable for you to buy are also fireproof, although we do not recommend testing this theory out!

The rubber sole unit on these boots is key to speed driving, it has an ultra flat design so that it fits exactly against the pedal with excellent grip properties to ensure no slipping while racing. The soles of these two Geox styles are again fireproof and anti abrasion and has large perforations all over the surface for breathability.

 

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Highlights of our Mens Sale

The Golden Boot Sale for Men is here and there are some fantastic savings to be had.

Hudson Rafferty in both black and brown is avaliable in the sale. If you are looking for a contemporary brogue from a modern British this could be it and at just £55.00 this premium leather shoe offers superb value for money.

 

Geox Andrea P is a stylish Italian trainer at the fantastic price of just £50.00 reduced from £99.99. A good wardrobe staple this smart casual style will go with everything. It comes in navy or white and the design includes all of Geox’s famous patented technology that will keep your feet cool this summer.

 

An all American deck shoe from Sperry, at just £27.50 you are getting the best of quality and following the nautical trend. Sperry Bahama is a canvas design. It’s cool, lightweight and colourful, the casual design has a real laid back summer feel, and would make a great holiday purchase.

 

Timberland Penny Boat is a real classic. The style is designed using premium full grain leather and the traditional Penny Loafer shape. The moccasin construction is famous for it’s comfort properties and with a cushioned leather footbed inside this shoe is a good choice for comfort. 

 

 With The Olympics starting soon, now is the time to get patriotic and cheer on Team GB. This traditional Clarks Desert boot will make sure you show your support! With a distressed denim look and Union Jack embellishment this boot is a fantastic way to remember the summer of 2012 and at just £65.00 it’s a great price too.

 Magnanni Daniel is a stylish Italian shoe. The contemporary tapered shape with wing tip detail. The shoe is produced using the Bologna construction, something that Magnanni has come to be famous for. This unique sole structure makes the formal lace shoe more flexible.

 

 Geox High Life is always a best seller for us and so sizes in the sale are limited. The contemporary Italian design is great for the office, it has Geox’s unique breathable sole unit and classic brogue detailing on the upper. 

 

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Best of British

The Golden Boot Men’s range is proud to include several stylish shoes which have been made in Britain.

In this blog article we have hand picked our English made favourites.

Woody is made by Barker in their Northamptonshire factory, at the heart of England’s shoe manufacturing area.The contemporary Derby brogue has a unique punched hole swirl detail in the calf leather upper. Made on Barkers shoes 443 shape it has a leather sole and a two eyelet lace for simplicity.

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Men’s Mid Season Reductions

Our Men’s department has some fantastic mid season reductions in store and online now.

Here is a sample of what is on offer-

Hudson Paulie mens casual lace-up in  Green Suede, size 42Hudson Paulie in green and brown. This contemporary lace is very lightweight and has a Jack Kerouac quote engraved into the sole. The casual style is a suede derby with simple leather piping detail and with £35.00 off the original price it is good value for money too.

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My Panama Jack 0201 Boots

Ed has had these Panama Jack boots for 5 years, here is his review-

When customers come into the shop asking for a comfortable waterproof boot I always lead them to our Panama Jack selection.

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